Ficino School Fair a success – see the photos here

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Ficino School Fair on Sunday was a wonderful community event.  We were blessed with fine weather after the heavy rain in the morning, and a great turnout. Clearly an enormous amount of work went in behind the scenes and on the day, with some innovative new stalls and activities.  The obstacle course on the […]

School Newsletter Week 8, Term 1, 2015

Friday, 27 March 2015

This time of year is particularly full of activity. This week Classes 3 and 4 visited the Observatory, Classes 5 and 6 had their annual two day visit to the Long Bay Marine Education and Recreation Centre, and of course this Sunday we are looking forward to the Ficino School Fair. This wonderful event brings […]

Class 3 and 4 see stars!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Class 3 and 4 visited the Stardome Observatory on Tuesday. The students watched a wonderful show about the different planets in the solar system, highlighting how beautiful Earth is and showing why it has life on it and walked around the exhibition hall. In the education room, the children had the chance to ask questions […]

School Newsletter Week 7, Term 1 2015

Monday, 23 March 2015

When I look through the Ficino School calendar, it is always a delight to see the variety of activities the students here have the opportunity to participate in. The concert of speech and song given on Open Morning last Saturday was an excellent example of some of the things being worked on. We are most […]

School Newsletter Week 6, Term 1, 2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015

This time of year as summer fades into Autumn is a great time for physical activity, and keeping our bodies strong. It is great to see children still attending running club even though the light in the mornings is closing in. The participants bring in a gold coin donation for breakfast and the small surplus […]

School Newsletter Week 5, Term 1, 2015

There was an article in the Herald this week highlighting the importance of teaching “formal mathematics” to primary school students. This reminded me that not so long ago, individual subjects like mathematics used to be called disciplines. This is because they each train the mind in different ways. The discipline of mathematics trains the mind […]

Mike Allsop inspires Ficino School Senior Students

Year 7 and 8 students attended an excellent Leadership Talk by Mike Allsop today, held at Kings School. The account of his climb to the top of Mt Everest and running seven marathons, on seven continents in seven days was very rousing. He also shared his three point plan for success; to dream, to plan […]

Athletics Day – Wednesday 18 March

Athletics Day is one of the highlights of the Ficino School sporting calendar and this year again proved to be a highly enjoyable day for all. The students’ enthusiasm in all events was outstanding and many new records were set in both track and field events by our budding athletes. Once again the organisation by […]

Ficino School Senior Students get “Waterwise”

Ficino School Senior students in Classes 7 and 8 travelled to the Orakei Basin to learn water based skills including yachting, windsurfing and kayaking on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March. All the students enjoyed the challenge and accomplishments they achieved in the water based skills programme, as well as the opportunity to extend their […]

Ficino School Good Works Assembly – Friday 6 March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Ficino School Good Works Assembly on Friday 6 March 2015 featured a variety of the excellent work Classes 2, 4, 6 and 8 have been undertaking this term. Included in the presentation to parents and fellow students was beautiful artwork from Class 2, who created an interesting poster of 3-D Geometry and pencil sketches of […]